Automakers

Novelis expands in China amid trade friction

Novelis is investing about $180 million to double its automotive aluminum body sheet capacity in China, as it seeks to tap demand from the country's growing electric vehicle market.

Republicans in Congress slam Trump plan for auto imports

Some of President Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress say the administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid a trade spat with China is being pursued under false pretenses and could hurt U.S. consumers.

UPDATED: 5/24/18 2:09 pm ET - adds VW statement

Laugh test, flimsy logic, law of power, higher prices: Probe draws widespread condemnation

President Donald Trump has drawn swift and widespread condemnation for his potential crackdown on U.S. light-vehicle imports.

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Republicans in Congress slam Trump plan for auto imports

Some of President Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress say the administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid a trade spat with China is being pursued under false pretenses and could hurt U.S. consumers.

UPDATED: 5/24/18 2:09 pm ET - adds VW statement
EPA, U.S. monitor rap pace of culture change at VW

A top EPA official says he is not satisfied with Volkswagen AG's efforts to improve accountability after the company's sweeping diesel emissions fraud and violations, a German newspaper reported Thursday.

Musk tweet violates U.S. labor law, UAW alleges

In a complaint, the UAW alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity.

Toyota will build fuel cell stack plant in Japan

Toyota plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to increase global annual sales of the vehicles to at least 30,000 from 3,000 now.

Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees

Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Trump, automakers reaffirm national mpg goals

California's top air-quality official on Wednesday held a series of meetings with auto industry and federal officials in Washington, who reaffirmed a desire to maintain a single national standard for auto efficiency.

UPDATED: 5/24/18 12:27 pm ET - adds Toyota statement
U.S. launches controversial probe to weigh tariffs on vehicle imports

The Trump administration started a controversial investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.


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